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been very one-sided. >> bill: right. so that the obama administration knows that, the democratic party knows it's all going their way, all the propaganda, all the stuff that reaches the american people through the myriad of media outlets is all about tax rates for the rich and nothing about getting spendin spending r control. they walk into the room and go blank you guys, we're not giving you anything. we know the real story won't be reported. it's frightening. >> it is. the other piece of this, bill, that's very important is the consequence of not tackling the entitlement spending and reforming the programs so they cost less. it's very severe. they're not immediate. the president has what he considers to be some time to either deal with this or perhaps not deal with it and he leaves office and it's for the next person to deal with. now, it would take a lot of courage for him and he would have to break a lot of china in his own party to say we've got a short-term fiscal cliff and we've got a bi bigger one that that. i want to head it all off, and it will take a bargain to do it and i'm
. bill yes indeed. president obama in michigan, joining the fight against the right-to-work legislation. good morning everybody. it is tuesday december 11. you're watching the full-court press here on current tv and you're listening to it on your local talk radio station and on sirius x.m. this hour. welcome, welcome, welcome to the program. here we go as we tackle the issues of the day here on this tuesday, december 11. and, of course, give. >> chance to get involved in the conversation. not just to hear what's going on but to talk about what it means to you. you can follow us on twitter at bpshow and we'll read a lot of your comments on the air. you can follow us on facebook. facebook.com/billpressshow. you can give us a call at 1-866-55-press and you can join the chat room yourself and talk to other listeners and viewers to the program this morning across the nation. go to current.com. follow the click to the chat room and you are in. you're look good this morning. good to have you on board with te
? that to me it's scary. >> it's insane. it's the hollywood culture. obama got money from bill maher, didn't return it. his daughters had photo ops this guy. the comments he made in 2004 against our military is outrageous. it's the hollywood culture, entertainment. people want to be entertained. they don't care about the moral values in this issue. >> sean: the pc culture is what? define it. >> what barack obama is. he's a celebrity. he goes on the soft puffy shows, and he dances and sings. that's a stereotype, doesn't it, but people love this. everyone loves this guy, because he's african american, he's hip and cool. there you have it. you have a person who likes celebrity, likes the media who likes people who are celebrities, and invites this guy to the white house. >> sean: and republicans are saying eat your spinach, balance your budget, and -- >> you don't have the fox news channel, they don't ask serious questions. >> we should be striving for racial unity. think about a team. you like football. just this weekend, the washington redskins, the two quarterbacks in competition for the h
for it all. spk the whole point ist can fit the bill. we'll add $10 tllion of debt, doesn't obama taught no tax increases. we're talking cover the debt overhat time. it is not enough to prent a debt crisis down the line. tracy: we have seen it timand me again. thougthe ability to wealth if y have access to important pple. ey don't have to pataxes after all. >> people don't work as hard as ithey otherwise would have,on't take risks so don't get the growth have not raised taxes. i think that's what would happen if we went with president obama's plan. they come it wl not grow as fast as it wouldave. sptracy: inevitably our xes wi go up because the wealthy do not pay asuch as the thought. >> there's not enougrevenue at the top to fit the bill. they still need to get bk to where they gets coming from, spending on entitlement programs as social security and mere. tracy: we spent $270 billionn3 from 21,022,014 on this credit, how comee don't talk about th? >> there's a bipartisan agreement thathey like income tax credit, it is one oo the better proams so they have an agreemt but we will not go
, was he cheated out of his election? he says he might have been. then later, two of president obama's biggest supporters in hollywood are in some hot water for some downright disgusting comments. we'll play you jamie foxx's racially charged "snl" monolog, plus bill maher smearing andy williams in this holiday season williams in this holiday season stststststst [ male announcer ] when was the last time something made your jaw drop? campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. with scottrader streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor, right at your fingertips. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. try our easy-to-use scottrader streaming quotes. it's another reason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. to tell real people about our new 15 un
. in michigan today president obama said the house just needs to pass the bill already passed by the senate. >> if congress lets middle class taxes go up, economists will tell you that means people will spend nearly $200 billion less than they otherwise would spend. consumer spending is going to go down. all congress needs to do is pass a law that would prevent a tax hike on the first $250,000 of everybody's income. >> president obama still has the american people firmly on his side. and this is what the republicans don't get apparently. 60% support raising taxes on households earning more than $250,000 a year. this is why a republican congressman tom cole, once again, said fellow republicans should pass a tax cut ex-suspension for 9% of americans. cole said he believes the measure could pass in the house. >> in your caucus, is there a lot of burgeoning republican support for that? >> honestly, i think if it got to the floor, it would carry. this doesn't say we're going to raise taxes on anybody, okay, this group for sure. get that done with. get it over with. >> that sounds good until you
" reports president obama wants a catch-all bill that would also bolster border security measures, ratchet up penalties for employers who hire illegal immigrants, and make it easier to bring in foreign workers under special visas. the white house will launch a social media campaign early next year. cabinet secretaries are preparing to make their case for how changes in immigration laws could benefit businesses, education, health care, and public safety. congressional committees could hold hearings on immigration legislation as soon as late january. with some republicans willing to come to the table and work towards a solution, the timing seems right for the cause. and it's the issue that just makes fiscal sense. as think progress points out, legalizing the 11 million unlimited immigrants in the united states could boost the nation's economy, tax revenues would definitely increase, and giving legal status to young educated immigrants would have a ripple effect, increasing wages and boosting employment. progressives are ready to back the president on this. as one service employees internatio
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in a reversal says he will sign the bill into law as soon as it hits his desk. in michigan yesterday, president obama said the law was politically driven. susan mcginnis is in washington with details. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. yeah, the governor now says he wants the economic boost that the law would bring, the jobs and the companies that would locate there, but many disagree. workers say it's going to push down their pay and benefits and weaken unions. police stand shoulder to shoulder preparing for as many as 10,000 protesters at the michigan state capitol today. >> people have a constitutional right to demonstrate. however, all we ask is that they do it in an orderly, lawful, and civil manner. >> reporter: state legislators vote this morning on a right-to-work bill that would weaken unions. opponents acknowledge they're powerless to stop it. >> at the end of the day they'll be passed and signed by the governor. that doesn't make it right. >> reporter: the bill means michigan workers would no longer have to pay the union fees for negotiating contracts and other services.
, that president obama decided to jump in feet first, because on a lot of other state issues he's said let's the states figure this out. on this one, even though the majority of people in michigan support the bill that you have, the idea of it, and 39% of democrats support it, i was surprised that president obama jumped in. were you? >> i'm a little disappointed actually. i expect something greater from a president, a graduate of harvard and columbia. i think he knows better than that. we're not in any way affecting or diminishing people's right to collective bargaining. fact, i vehemently support people's rights to collective bargaining, but i also support their individual right and freedom to choose who they want to associate with or not to associate with, greta. >> why do you think it would make a difference when it comes to job creation? after the bill is signed by this governor, if it is, what will change in michigan? >> i have no question that the governor will sign the bill. what will change is, this we will be removing one of the last remaining obstacleremaining to s that help busi
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that bill right away making michigan the 24th state with the right to work. >>> yesterday president obama joined the chorus of voices condemning this move. >> by the way, what we shouldn't do, i just got to say this, what we shouldn't be doing is taking away your right to bargain for better wages. giving you the right to work for less money. >> nbc is live from lansing, michigan, and from detroit i'm joined by michigan democratic congressman gary peters. ron, i'm going to start with you. describe the scene for us there and what's at stake. >> reporter: good day to you. it just started snowing within the past few minutes. these folks are braving very cold temperatures here but they're very fired up about this legislation being pushed through the state house today. as you have reported it will turn michigan into a right to work state. republican governor rick schneider and other supporters of this legislation says it actually makes michigan more attractive for businesses around the country who may be considering relocating their businesses to michigan. workers are the ones you see behind me
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republican-controlled legislature was where it was going to happen. >> woodruff: bill, in a state that voted by ten points for president obama in november, it's a state that is striking a blow for right-to-work. how do you explain that? >> there was a mixeded result on november 6. i think everything mickey said is absolutely true, but republicans still control state government. they've got an ironclad grip from the governor's office, both houses of the legislature, the state supreme court, attorney general, secretary of state, and the window was closing. there are only two weeks left before the end of the year. and they had to get it done now or they were going to turn into pumpkins on new year's eve and only have a slim majority that might not be enough to get right to work to pass early next year. >> woodruff: mickey maynard, the republicans are saying this is going to help the state's economy, what has happened. is there a consensus in the state about whether that is correct or not? >> no, absolutely not. but republicans... what they have been saying and i've been listening to this discus
of attention and emotion in michigan. we'll continue to watch it. as we know the governor can sign this bill making michigan the 24th right-to-work state in the country any moment. we'll keep you posted. rick: the obama administration is now cracking down on states refusing to comply with health care reform. the white house announcing any state that refuses to fully expand medicaid to required levels will not receive full funding under obamacare. this as we learn another state, tennessee, has joined more than a dozen others in opting not to create a state-backed insurance exchange. brad blakeman, former deputy assistant to president george w. bush. brad, is this because the rollout with obamacare is not exactly going as planned? >> you bet. when only 13 states opt in to medicaid expansion. nine states say they won't. there are a bunch of states sitting on the sidelines freting how they will be able to absorb this kind of cost. it is economic duress on part of the administration. they feel only way they can expand their coverage is threatening the states with funds. fact the matter, rick, 70
from president obama. "anthony, i'm about to go to speak to the crowd here in chicago, but i wanted to thank you you first." from bill clinton, anthony, thank you so very much for your message on my 66th birthday. hearing from you made a special day more memorable. that's right, he sent the judge pages of those notes. pathetic defense. up next, the fiscal cliff. president obama is in campaign mode while republicans are considering -- well, considering. can the president pull off a historic victory? maybe, you're watching hardball. the place for politics. >> welcome back to "hardball." last night, john boehner met one-on-one to crunch a fiscal deal. tfts the first time the two men met alone like this since the summer of 2011. the president was in michigan speaking before autoworkers and selling his tax plan. >> if congress doesn't act soon, meaning the next few weeks, starting on january 1st, everyone is going to see their income taxes go um. it's true. you all don't like that. we can solve this problem. all congress needs to do is pass a law that could prevent a tax hike on the firs
says when the bill reaches his desk, he'll sign it and make it into a new law. >>> first rule of the fiscal cliff talks, don't talk about the fiscal cliff talk. both president obama and speaker boehner are sticking to their mary tore yum to not talk about how negotiations are going, which most analysts say is a good sign. according to the walg street journal, people directly involved say they've taken a recent shift in days with the staff and leaders on both sides are getting more serious. not sure why they weren't in the first place. >>> yesterday in michigan the president said he was open to spending cuts but held firm to raising taxes on the wealthiest americans. >> what you need is a package that keeps tacks where they are for middle-class families, we make some tough spending cuts on things we don't need, and then we ask the wealthiest americans to pay a splietly higher tax rate and that's a sprins pl i won't compromise on because i'm not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us, including folks like me, get to keep all of our tax breaks and then we're aski
of these e-mails sound or look familiar from president obama. "anthony, i'm about to go to speak to the crowd here in chicago, but i wanted to thank you you first." from bill clinton, anthony, thank you so very much for your message on my 66th birthday. hearing from you made a special day more memorable. that's right, he sent the judge pages of those notes. pathetic defense. up next, the fiscal cliff. president obama is in campaign mode while republicans are considering -- well, considering. can the president pull off a historic victory? maybe, you're watching hardball. the place for politics. ♪ [ male announcer ] with free package pickup from the u.s. postal service the holidays are easy. visit usps.com. pay, print, and have it picked up for free before december 20h for delivery in time for the holidays. you can even give us special instructions on where to find it. free package pickup. from the u.s. postal service. because it's nice to have an extra pair of hands around for the holidays. and his new boss told him two things -- cook what you love, and save your money. joe doesn't know it y
year. unfortunately, when people lose their jobs who work at a dental clinic as a billing specialist, or the courier loses their job they are working class folks that could lose their jobs if the president's tax increase goes there, if that happens, president obama will be responsible. by will not hurt growth in america which i know is the only way to solve this problem. >>neil: you do not subscribe that deal or no deal boomerangs and hurts republicans? >>guest: i don't want to go off the fiscal cliff which congress created in a bipartisan way. this fiscal cliff is the direct result of the last fiscal cliff when we had the debt limit showdown. >>neil: both sides agreed. >>guest: i voted again i. why create the artificial crisis as a way to force action? it never works. >>neil: bethis. they did. >>guest: and now they are going to do it again. they are saying, now, hurt growth in america, cut a deal that hurts growth in america so in a year from now we will have a worst fiscal cliff and that is the real fiscal cliff $16 trillion debt which the tax you have 200,000 less jobsve next year
obama will get serious. tracy: the president's reelection leaving small businesses weigh more pessimistic about the future. bill dunkelberg is here. we will ask him what, if anything, to boost confidence among america's job creators. ashley: time for stocks now as a do every 15 minutes. let's head down to the call petallides. nicole: this is a pretty good day on wall street. this is looking like the fourth week where we are seeing gains. we did hear from house speaker john boehner. he smoothed it over and gave the sense that they are working hard in washington in order to solve the fiscal cliff. also, the dollar is lower. that is playing a part. most of the dow components have been in the green. trip advisor. we are watching trip advisor. it has been rallying. what they are trying to do is get in there. it would be more about changing some management. liberty acquired the share. this is part of the action here we are seeing. off its earlier highs. back to you. ashley: thank you very much. tracy: out to michigan where steel i didn't say lawmakers have just passed a right to wor
leave the floor, this can be done by the extender bill all by itself being passed or it can be, as we hope, president obama and speaker boehner have some sort of a framework for us to put meat on that framework so we don't go over the cliff to have this bill be a part of it. and when that whole fiscal cliff debate is about jobs, you don't want to forget about the 75,000 jobs and the wind energy. and a lot of these jobs have already been on the -- have already led to some layoffs. we could bring those people back to work pretty fast. i yield the floor. i guess i would suggest the absence of a quorum. quorum call: a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from nebraska. mr. johanns: thank you, mr. president. mr. president, the founders of this great country -- spoeup sir, we're -- the presiding officer: sir, we're in a quorum call. january january -- mr. johanns: mr. president, i ask the quorum call be set aside. the presiding officer: without objection. the senator from nebraska. mr. johanns: the founders of this great country wanted the senate to be set up as a body
an historic bill that could drastically curb the power of unions in the state. president obama slammed the so-called right to work legislation during a visit there yesterday. >> what we shouldn't donie inii doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better working conditions. we shouldn't be doing that. you know, you know, these so-called right to work laws, they don't have to do with economics. they have everything to do with politics. >> to weigh in with her perspective is democratic state senator gretchen whitmer. congressional delegate met with the governor asking him not to sign the legislation. awe peeled directly to president obama. is there anything you can do at this point to stop it? >> i got to tell you the people are outraged not only is this anti-worker and anti-family, the way these republicans are going about it is anti-american. introducing it in a lame duck session at the 11th hour, locking people out of the capitol literally, that's what they did last week and tried to shut off my microphone. it is anti-american the way they're going about this and the reason th
by this weekend. so this weekend is the fiscal cliff. >> gretchen: because it takes a while to write the bills. >> eric: and has to originate in the house and right now, john boehner and president obama are miles apart allegedly. it doesn't look like they're gotting any closer. so it's got to go to the house, then gets sent, assuming it passes, to the senate, gets marked up and has to be agreed upon in committees and conference and then eventually gets signed by the president. >> steve: it just takes time. >> eric: there is a holiday. >> gretchen: somebody who had to handle something similarly about a decade ago was rudy guiliani when he was mayor of new york city. he was faced with a circumstance of do i raise taxes? do i cut spending? do i do a combination of both? he was on hannity last night explaining what he ultimately decided to do. >> i was given a report, report said, you have to raise taxes across the board. said nothing about reducing spending. and i said to myself, i wasn't an economic expert then. i became one after being mayor of new york. and i said, this doesn't make sense. if
this morning at the capitol the bills would make it illegal to require employees to pay union dues or join a union as a condition for getting a job. president obama spoke yesterday, here is what he said. >> what we shouldn't be doing is trying to take away your rights to bargain for better wages. you know these so-called right to work laws, they don't have to do with economics. they have everything to do with the politics. >> sandy levin is a democrat who met with the governor of michigan and asked him to veto the bill. nice to have you with us. we appreciate it. you spoke to him. what did the governor tell you in your conversation yesterday? >> well he said he was going to just keep going. you know, there are thousands of people in lansing today, because they want a voice in the workplace. if a majority of people decide to be represented, that representative has to reflect, has to represent everybody, whether they belong to the union or not. people don't have to belong to a union or pay union dues, but they have to pay a fair share for the representation that has to be equal for them and
anybody out there. bill daley was the white house chief of staff under president obama during the debt ceiling negotiations last year. mr. daley, thank you very much for joining us this morning. >> thanks for having me. >> reporter: we were just trying to figure out what to make of this. all morning long we've been saying it's relatively good news that we haven't within hearing from the principalprincipals. what does it mean now that speaker boehner is going to be addressing the house at noon. >> i think it's a strong sign there is movement. i don't know that. i'm not on the inside. i don't know what's going on. i doubt the speaker is going to stand up and speak to the body and say nothing's happening and we're not going anywhere and just give a partisan speech. so i'm hopeful that that's what this means. i think it would be damaging to a process that has been basically as it was in '11, a pretty quiet going process kept in secret if all the sudden this becomes anything but that process. i think a very public negotiation does not help getting this done. in what is a relatively very sho
support. i want to thank president obama for moving this recommendation forward. i also hope that before the senate adjourns, we approve four other california nominees who are awaiting confirmation. fernando alguin, john tigger, bill orrick, and troy nunley. all are nominated to sit on courts that are considered judicial emergencies. and so, mr. president, my last comments have to do with the fiscal cliff. and i stand here 21 days before tax cuts on all americans are going to rise. and they will go up an average $2,200 on an average middle-class family. that's the bad news, they're going to rise. here's the great news. the great news is, the senate already passed legislation to fix the problem. and guess what? we didn't do it yesterday or the day before yesterday. we saw it coming and we passed it on july 25, 2012. we passed the middle class tax cuts. my understanding is we took care of the a.m.t. and the fact is, that you will has to happen -- and the fact is, all that has to happen is for the those take up our bill. if they take up our bill and they pass our bill, we will see everyone
on the real problem, prevent faxes going up. and then brings up the jobs bills that we fought for to get people working again. that was the biggest issue that came out of this election and president obama is not talking about jobs right now and he's not talking about how to control spending. he won't put a spending cut on the fable. all he wants is an unlimited debt ceiling increase so he can continue going forward. i think you're going to see r.s.c. members continue to fight for those principles because we know that's what's going to ultimately work to solve these problems. >> look, tax increases won't promote growth. you shouldn't do it. that's the wrong policy. i guess one of the things i'm also disappointed, our conference doesn't have a tax reform. r.s.c. put one forward. went to two rates. went to simpler system. you need that inspiring, you can take to the american people, this will help every single family. we don't have that message right now. that's what we need to focus on. we shouldn't raise taxes. i am not going to do that. it doesn't help growth. we need that plan that insp
full as well. we will have a talk by our own vice-chairman, bill dudley, and the presentation with the economic club leadership award. t me thank all of you and wish you a happy holiday season. thank you very much. [applause] rex president obama talked to union workers in michigan today about the economy and the so- called fiscal cliff. that is coming up next on c- span3 then a panel on innovation and the economy. later a conversation about how the fiscal deadline and sequestration could affect national security in the defense budget. >> on tomorrow morning's washington journal, and look at the so-called fiscal cliff and what happened of budget cuts take place in january. jim doyle on the aspect of businesses. after that, charles clark with domestic program cuts. and more about the issue with the brookings institution and ethics of public policy center. and your e-mails, phone calls, and tweets. live tuesday at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> president obama talking about the economy and the need to reach an agreement with congress on the january fiscal deadline terry the pres
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